Your United Airlines Contract probably says you won’t be able to sue them in most courts. The exception is small claims court. This can be a complicated and time-consuming endeavor but if you do it the right way, you’ll usually get what you want.
First you have to make sure that your small claims court will accept your issue before you sue United Airlines. Small claims courts are for specific issues only.
There are two things you need to pay attention to:
If your claim doesn’t fall within the limits of your state’s small claims court, you’ll have to arbitrate your claim instead.
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Once your forms are properly filled out and you have the right quantity you have to officially file.
This can be somewhat tricky because every Court will have a different requirement just the same as every Court will have a different form. Most courts require you to physically go to the courthouse for hand delivery of the forms. There are a few courts that might let you submit it by mail, fax, or online.
You will also have to pay a small claims court filing fee before you can sue United Airlines. The amount should be published on your court website.
Once you are done, the county clerk will give you some stamped copies and a hearing date.
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If this sounds too hard and expensive, try consumer arbitration instead…
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